Vassar College Digital Library

Vassar Scholarship

Vassar Scholarship, the institutional repository formerly known as Digital Window, reflects the research and scholarly output of the Vassar College community.  It provides access to a variety of collections, including senior theses and projects across a wide range of disciplines.

Unlanded Souls: Discussions Black Landownership Coming Out of the Port Royal Experiment

Publication Date
Document Type
Department or Program
Document Type
Access Level

During the Civil War the Port Royal Experiment – part government-funded enterprise in free slave labor, part abolitionist-fueled social experiment – provided the former slaves of the South Carolina Sea Islands with their first experiences of paid labor while learning...